We've had a lot of wild weather here in South Australia in the last month, bringing destructive winds and flooding to many parts, and widespread power blackouts. 

Here at Pear Tree Hollow (and some other properties in the district) the power stayed on since we're living 'off-grid'. Meaning, there is no 'mains electricity' since wind and sun are converted to regular electricity for all our usual home power needs on site, and the rain is collected for our own water supply. We live in times when 'living off the grid' has come of age and so easily achieved with current technology, as our guests experience. Not only that, but living in the hollow on the ridge here puts us in a protected shelter from the destructive winds and a view of the weather to the far horizon (something we're often thankful for.)

There's something about 'living off grid' and close to nature that teaches us all some important life lessons:

Connection to the earth, wind and sun brings us a sense of connection with reality and a feeling of being more grounded. What's more, this nature connection provides the opportunity to connect with our real self; and find a renewed personal connection to significant others in your life. (It's one of the unexpected benefits of staying at Pear Tree Hollow.)

Try it for yourself. And experience the benefits of being connected in the important primary ways.

To life and courage,

Peter & Michelle